HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- A kayaker's whistle helped save him after he got lost in the Lake Michigan fog Wednesday. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says it's a reminder to be prepared when heading out on the water.
The kayaker traveled from the east side of the state to paddle on Lake Michigan. Early in the afternoon, he put in at the Holland pierhead and headed south toward Saugatuck.
The lake was relatively calm, according to Ottawa County's Sgt. Cal Keuning, but fog was becoming thick, and the kayaker got lost. Around 1:30pm, the kayaker, who had his cell phone with him, called 911 to ask for help.
A member of Ottawa County's marine unit went after the kayaker, using the boat's siren to help the kayaker find the emergency responders. Similarly, the kayaker blew his whistle to help authorities locate him. He was found about two miles south of where he entered the water.